Zurich Insurance Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Zurich Insurance Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 67

Zurich Insurance Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 67, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would signify even greater success in lowering emissions and enhancing sustainability practices.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Zurich Insurance Group operates in the finance sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Zurich Insurance Group is situated in Switzerland, a country with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its location.

...this company is doing 16.17% better in emissions than the industry average.

Zurich Insurance Group is a prominent player in the finance sector, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was established in 1872. As a multi-line insurer, the company offers a comprehensive array of property and casualty, as well as life insurance products and services, operating in over 210 countries and territories. Employing approximately 54,000 people, Zurich caters to a diverse clientele, ranging from individuals to multinational corporations.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, potentially decreasing their emissions by 35%.

Good news, Zurich Insurance Group has embraced SBTi commitments

Zurich Insurance Group has pledged to align its operations and value chain with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company will implement strategies and actions to meet rigorous criteria in line with current climate science to limit global warming.

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